National Philoptochos Society
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PHILOPTOCHOS TO SERVE ONE MILLION MEALS BY 2018
The National Philoptochos Feeding the Hungry program began as part of National Philoptochos President Maria Logus’ goal of “doing -- more hands on philanthropy, engaging all members of our community in our work.” In February 2015, President Logus challenged chapters to prepare and offer 250,000 meals by the National Philoptochos Biennial Convention in July 2016. At the Convention, it was reported that the Feed...ing the Hungry Initiative fed over 750,000 meals— MORE THAN TRIPLE THE ORIGINAL GOAL!
This Thanksgiving, President Logus upped the goal by inviting Philoptochos chapters and stewards to continue to offer wholesome and hearty meals to the homeless and hungry. She wrote, “Our goal, challenging but certainly achievable, is to offer one million meals before our next convention in 2018 and to experience both the joy and the rewards of this service, over and over again.”
Please note that with this new goal, we announce a new hashtag to mark your social media posts: #onemillionmeals and a new email address: firstname.lastname@example.org to send your updates.
From National Philoptochos Department of Social Work
By Director Paulette Geanacopoulos, LMSW, an article on an important issue:
Domestic Violence about Power and Control over Victim
Orthodox Observer, October 2016, p.29
To read a reprint of the article, click here.
2016 Convention Issue
This year’s Philoptochos Voice has been designed in electronic format to enrich the experience of our readers. Please click on the headline above to access our convention newsletter, which contains a recap of the 2014-2016 term, as well as direct links to videos and presentations from the 2016 Biennial Convention. We hope that you enjoy it!
Be the Bee #106
DO MORE DOING from Youth & Young Adult Ministries
Watch this video that features Philoptochos women as role models for hands-on philanthropy.
National Philoptochos Ministry Commitments
The National Philoptochos Ministry Commitments are the heart and soul of Philoptochos. All chapters are urged to continue their generous support for these vital national ministries.
The Commitments for January are as follows:
SOCIAL SERVICES/ CANCER & OTHER MAJOR ILLNESSES